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'N Sync Gearing Up For Arena Tour

‘N Sync will tour North American arenas in the coming months in support of its 2001 Jive album, “Celebrity.” A full itinerary has not yet been unveiled, but dates are so far confirmed for five shows, beginning March 3 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore. The group’s stadium run last year grossed more than $90 million, according to Billboard sister publication Amusement Business.

Tickets for the Portland show go on sale Friday (Jan. 25) through Ticketmaster, while seats for a March 8 performance in San Jose, Calif., a March 10 gig in San Diego, and an April 2 concert in Auburn Hills, Mich., go on sale Saturday.

Beforehand, the group will make a previously announced appearance at the Feb. 24 closing ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The day before, ‘N Sync will perform live as part of the Hallmark Olympic Celebration concert series at Salt Lake City’s Olympic Medals Plaza.

In addition, the group will perform its song “Girlfriend” with a “surprise guest” on the 44th Grammy Awards telecast, set for Feb. 27 on CBS. “Celebrity” is nominated for best pop album, while “Gone” is up for best pop vocal performance. ‘N Sync joins previously announced performers U2 and Alicia Keys.

Here Are ‘N Sync’s Tour Dates:

  • March 3 – Portland, Ore. – Rose Garden
  • March 8 – San Jose, Calif. – Compaq Center
  • March 10 – San Diego – Sports Arena
  • March 11 – Anaheim, Calif. – Arrowhead Pond
  • April 2 – Auburn Hills, Mich. – Palace of Auburn Hills
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